Welcome from Joy Dahl
President, Arise Board
Welcome women students of Dallas Theological Seminary! ARISE is the official student group for women, and we are so excited to have you as part of our community! Our desire is to...
connect as many of us as possible on our campus (and online) so we are all growing in the sisterhood of Christ during our time at seminary. God is raising up His daughters in a new way, bringing them from all over of the world to DTS for such a time as this. Now is our time to connect with each other as we get equipped for the calling God has for each one of us. And as we’re then sent back out across the globe to teach truth, love well, and live out the grace of the Gospel message, we’ll take these precious connections with us.
The mission of ARISE is to glorify God as we connect, engage, and encourage the community of women students at Dallas Theological Seminary by:
- cultivating unity within the body of women, and within the whole student body, the Seminary, and the Body of Christ, through open dialogue on relevant issues and the development of women as leaders, and
- celebrating diversity through the promotion of authentic relationships as we equip, prepare, and launch into our callings
ARISE takes its name from Isaiah 60:1 (NIV) which says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” The Living Bible (TLB) translates this verse as, “Arise, My people, let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the LORD is streaming from you!”
God is calling us to ARISE! He is calling us to take steps of faith and to join Him in His work as He continues to uniquely prepare us for what He has planned! God has created us to live, work, and thrive as part of the Body of Christ. It is for His glory that He has brought us to DTS to get equipped and to get connected. We will never be successful alone––not on the mission field, not in corporate America, not on any battlefield of life. But together, we stand strong as sisters with our shields of faith interlocked. Together we allow God to shine through us as we proclaim truth to the nations and reflect the beauty of unity and diversity in sisterhood! This is the desire of ARISE––to help each one of us connect and grow our bonds of sisterhood at DTS.
Again, we are so excited you’re here and we would love for you to be involved in our ARISE community! Our Board is praying for you, and I look forward to getting to know you in the weeks to come. Feel free to check out our various events and gatherings on this site and on social media. We have monthly #TrendingTopics forums, our annual Retreat in February, Lunch Connections, and New Student Luncheons. Hope to see you soon!
President - Arise Board
Events for 2016-2017
- Trending Topics (#TrendingTopics)
Our monthly forum for learning about and discussing topics relevant to women students as we prepare and equip for ministry, business, and academics, both in the U.S. and around the world. Speakers include women leaders who have embraced God’s calling on their lives and stepped out in faith for His glory. Bring your lunch and come listen, learn, and engage in conversation with the presenters, DTS faculty and staff, and fellow students.
- 4th Tuesday of every month (when classes are in session)
- When: 11:30-12:45 lunch hour
- Where: CAC 110 (adjacent to Lamb Auditorium)
- Tuesday, September 27, 2016
#TrendingTopics: Helping Women Find Freedom from Pornography
Did you know that almost one-third of online viewers of pornography are women? Join ARISE and Joy Pedrow, our September #TT guest speaker, in an interactive seminar to learn and discuss practical tools for ministering to women caught in the web of pornography. Bring your lunch and hear from someone who actively works with women to help them find freedom from pornography. And, don’t miss the free resource giveaways!
- Tuesday, October 25, 2016
#TrendingTopics: Women as Leaders–Courageously Forging Ahead in the Power of the Spirit
Whether we realize it or not, we are all leaders called by God–that’s a vital part of why we’re at DTS. ARISE is pleased to present our October #TT guest speaker: Dr. Sandra Glahn, a multi-published author, regular blogger at Engage (Bible.org’s site for women in Christian leadership), and DTS Associate Professor in Media Arts and Worship. In addition to other courses, Dr. Glahn teaches PM351 The Role of Women in Ministry. Join us for a FREE LUNCH, discover truths about women in leadership, and be encouraged to courageously forge ahead in the power of the Holy Spirit to fulfill your calling!
- Tuesday January 31, 2017
#TrendingTopic: Marketplace Ministry to Millennial Women
Welcome Kat Armstrong! Kat is co-founder and Executive Director for Polished, an outreach ministry that shares the gospel with a generation of young professional women. Founded in 2008, Polished has shared the gospel with almost 8,000 young professionals in Dallas, Austin and Ft. Worth. Kat’s passion is to see young women navigate the complexities of work and life, inviting them to learn how the God of the Bible can inform and influence their day-to-day lives. Kat is also a DTS alumni, speaker, writer, entrepreneur, pastor's wife and mother! Bring your lunch and your questions about how to reach and minister to millennial women.
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
#TrendingTopic: Being Single and Serving Singles
Join ARISE for a dynamic discussion on singleness – what it means to be single in today’s culture and how to minister singles. We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Woodson, Singles Coordinator at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and DTS student. Elizabeth loves to teach, encourage, and disciple women. She believes in keepin’ it real as she strives to encourage them to be mighty women of God! Bring your lunch, bring your questions, and join in this relevant discussion about building unity within the church body and our culture by loving others well.
- Tuesday, March 28, 2017
- Arise Lunch Connections
ARISE promotes the building of authentic relationships as a sisterhood of seminary students despite challenges such as diverse backgrounds, various life stages, and extremely busy schedules. One way we do this is through facilitating conversations about various issues we face in seminary. Lunch Connections is a time of open discussion with fellow women students, so join us as we connect and encourage one another during this unique season in our lives.
- 3rd Tuesday of every month (when classes are in session)
- When: 11:30-12:45 lunch hour
- Where: WSC 105 (adjacent to the Student Center)
- September 20, 2016
Discussion: Growing Community with Commuter Students
Bring your lunch and join us for an open discussion about the challenges experienced by those of us who are commuter students, and how all of us (commuter students and resident students) can grow in community together.
Participants who write five thank-you cards to DTS supporters will receive free pizza lunch.
- October 18, 2016
Discussion: Growing Community with Single Students
Bring your lunch and join us for an open discussion about the challenges experienced by those of us who are single students, and how all of us (whether single, divorced, widowed, or married) can grow in community together.
- February 21, 2017
Discussion: BREATHE – Refreshing in the Spirit’s Sabbath Rest
Bring your lunch and join us for an open discussion about the challenges of instituting regular Sabbath rest – particularly in seminary! Our discussion will incorporate the topic of our February Retreat, and it is a great way to connect even for those who aren’t able to attend the Retreat.
Time: 11:30am - 12:45pm
Location: Walvoord 105 (small classroom next to Mabee Lounge)
- Arise Student Chapel
Thursday, March 23, 2017
A diverse group of scholars (including DTS professors) who contributed to a forthcoming Kregel Academic book entitled Vindicating the Vixens will explore how the Church has often stigmatized women in the biblical narrative. Panelists, led by Dr. Sandra Glahn, will show how the stories of biblical women are actually functioning in the text, revealing God’s heart for the “outsider.”
- Arise Retreat
BREATHE… Stepping away, exhaling our stress, and leaning into the Lord with an unrushed Sabbath perspective – even while filling out the registration form :) This is the vision for February’s ARISE Retreat! Our one-night retreat is about stealing away with our seminary sisters to experience what BREATHE means firsthand. Join us as we soak in God’s presence, connect with each other, and together learn how to incorporate Sabbath rest in our daily lives. You don’t want to miss it!
When: Feb 10-11, 2017 (arrival between 3p-6pm on Fri, we’ll conclude around 1pm on Sat)
Where: Mt. Lebanon Retreat Center, Cedar Hill, TX
Register using the link below – scholarships are available. If you have questions, please email us at Arise@dts.edu.
Leadership Board 2016-2017
- Joy Dahl
- Vice Pres
- Cynthia Hester
- Patrice Oakley
- Juanita Williams
- Katie Mundy
- Bethel Moges
- Catelyn Jackson
- Kelly Bly
- Dr. Lynn Etta Manning
- Student Groups
- Start/Renew A Group
- Arise: Women Student Fellowship
- Black Student Fellowship
- Dallas Evangelism Fellowship
- DTS Intramurals
- Eikon: Art & Media Fellowship
- Hispanic Society
- International Student Fellowship Council
- Seminary Wives in Ministry
- Spiritual Life Board
- Student Council
- Student Missions Fellowship
- Student Paper
- The Couch